Showing posts from October, 2011

Hooray! AARP R Us

I see by my membership card (which is expired) that I have been a member of AARP  since 1997.  We just renewed the membership in July and they sent us stickers for the cards to show we are current members. This was news to me. I had no idea we were members.  I thought it was an ad and threw out the page with the renewal stickers.  Hubs came along a few days later and asked me for the stickers I threw out.  Now that he is retired he is interested in taking time to use discounts and coupons.  He was shocked we no longer had them and called and got them to send us out new ones.  I believe we are to look for them in a mere six weeks.   I've been traveling and eating out and living as a senior now for quite a few years and the only time I have received a discount anywhere because of my advanced age was getting a senior coffee at McDonald's for thirty nice cents.  True, you only  get the small coffee and it's just a few swallows, but hey, it's only thirty nine cents. 

The Belle of the Ball

I felt like we three sisters were Ladies-in-Waiting as we gathered at Mom's house early on Saturday to see her off to her special evening, dinner and celebrating the 25th anniversary of her Sweet Adeline's Chorus.  Mom is a charter member and honored guest. I arrived first by showing up so early Mom was still in her PJ's!  She rallied and rustled up some hot coffee for me and a chocolate doughnut.  We chatted and I brought out my knitting.  It was going to be a day to remember! Karan arrived shortly after.  She is our organizer!  She  helped by putting together the outfit and helping choose the contents of  Mom's  new silver handbag and the silver bag of goodies she was taking.  No last minute rush and forgetting anything.  Mom brought her special pins, photos and sparkly decorations that she had saved over the years that she sang with the Sweet Adeline's.  She would bring these out and share them with her longtime friends at the dinner.  Karan volunteered to pr